Six-Years Ago (13-September-2012) — Belgium

Gone to see Europe. Semester at Sea. Fall 2012 Semester Voyage on the MV Explorer. Day 21: Antwerp, Belgium.

Early Dawn Jupiter and Waning Crescent Moon Over the Antwerp Cathedral from the Deck of the MV Explorer. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 70 mm, f/5.6, 2 sec).

Early Dawn Jupiter and Waning Crescent Moon Over the Antwerp Cathedral from the Deck of the M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Nikon D800 and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 70 mm, f/5.6, 2 sec). (David J Mathre)
Early Dawn Jupiter and Waning Crescent Moon Over the Antwerp Cathedral from the Deck of the M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Nikon D800 and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 70 mm, f/5.6, 2 sec). (David J Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (23-September-2012) — Spain

Gone to see Europe. Semester at Sea. Fall 2012 Semester Voyage on the MV Explorer. Day 31: Bullfighting Match in Seville.

I was hiding behind the lens when I took this picture because I didn’t want to watch.  Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 70-300 mm lens (ISO 400, 122 mm, f/5.6, 1/1500 sec). In the end, all three bulls died.

Bullfight at the Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 122 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bullfight at the Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 122 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)

Three-Years Ago (23-September-2012) — Spain

Gone to see Europe. Semester at Sea. Fall 2012 Semester Voyage on the MV Explorer. Day 31: Arrive in Cadiz, Spain. Bullfighting Match in Seville.

The bull almost always loses.

Bullfight at the Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 122 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bullfight at the Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 122 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)

Three-Years Ago (12-September-2012) — Belgium

Gone to see Europe. Semester at Sea. Fall 2012 Semester Voyage on the MV Explorer. Day 20: Fort Breendonk Memorial in Antwerp, Belgium.

Looking Through the Barbed-Wire Fence into the WWII Prison Camp at Fort Breendonk.

Looking Through the Barbed-Wire Fence into the WWII Prison Camp at Fort Breendonk Near Antwerp in Belgium. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/6.3, 1/800 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 7 (including conversion to B&W). (David J Mathre)
Looking Through the Barbed-Wire Fence into the WWII Prison Camp at Fort Breendonk Near Antwerp in Belgium. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/6.3, 1/800 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 7 (including conversion to B&W). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (13-September-2012) — Belgium

Gone to see Europe. Semester at Sea. Fall 2012 Semester Voyage on the MV Explorer. Day 21: Antwerp Zoo, Belgium.

Female Snowy Owl at the Antwerp Zoo. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec). Additional Processing with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS6.

Female Snowy Owl at the Antwerp Zoo. Image taken with a Nikon D800 and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec). Additional Processing with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS6. (David J Mathre)
Female Snowy Owl at the Antwerp Zoo. Image taken with a Nikon D800 and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec). Additional Processing with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS6. (David J Mathre)